Nov 1, 2014 at 8pm UK at ​Columbus Crew Stadium
Columbus Crew
2-4
New EnglandNew England Revolution
Meram (62'), Higuain (94' pen.)
Francis (70'), Anor (91')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Davies (34', 78'), Tierney (52'), Nguyen (70')
Goncalves (19')

Result: Charlie Davies double gives New England Revolution playoff edge

Charlie Davies scored twice as New England Revolution beat Columbus Crew 4-2 in the first leg of their MLS East playoff tie at the Columbus Crew Stadium.

A brace from Charlie Davies helped New England Revolution on their way to a 4-2 victory over Columbus Crew in the first leg of their MLS East playoff tie.

The 28-year-old bagged his first goal since September on 34 minutes when he headed home Kelyn Rowe's cross, shortly after Bobby Shuttleworth struck the bar for the hosts, who were looking to extend their seven-game winning streak on home turf.

Chris Tierney curled home a free kick from 20 yards out to double New England's advantage, although Justin Meram converted from inside the box 10 minutes later to pull Columbus right back into the game.

That two-goal cushion was soon regained, however, when Lee Nguyen burst forward and found the back of the net at the end of his run to make it 3-1.

New England, who finished three points ahead of their opponents in the regular MLS season, looked to have put the two-legged tie beyond doubt when Davies curled home his second 12 minutes before time.

But Federico Higuain converted from the spot in the dying seconds to give the Crew some real hope ahead of the return game at the Gillette Stadium next week.

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